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The rout has forced the regime to beg for volunteers to form militias. The Sun (2014)By strange coincidence, each army managed to rout a large part of the other. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)Within two hours of fighting, the royalist army was routed and Montrose fled to the hills. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Like a routed army, the Republicans are already fleeing in all directions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although little is known about the battle itself, the Lancastrian army was routed and that victory proved crucial. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Labour fears over the budget came as the potential scale of the party 's rout in Scotland became clear. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At first, the rout of commodity prices generally and of oil in particular picked up where it left off on Thursday. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Used Occasionally. rout is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'rout'
British English: rout VERB
If an army, sports team, or other group routs its opponents, it defeats them completely and easily.
...the army routed their opposition.
Definition of rout from the Collins English Dictionary
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